A pub has stood on this site since the 16th century. The Cockpit takes its name from the fact that it used to be a major venue for gambling during cock fights. When cock fighting was outlawed in 1849, the pub's name changed to the Three Castles but it has since been sympathetically refurbished with the old name and the old gallery both fully reinstated. The Cockpit also provides a range of entertainment including a big screen TV showing major sporting events on Sky TV.
7 St. Andrew's Hill, The City, London, EC4V 5BY
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This is a local pub.
Kind of dingy, friendly, old fashioned, and just old/Tudor-looking... My choir comes here after rehearsals and there are always a few other groups of people, mostly those who work in the area, lingering when we arrive around 10pm.
The inner space of the place has multiple levels and a somewhat strange layout, giving it is smallish yet intimate feel. I can see why those...more
I was chastised for trying to solicit a PG-rated kiss whilst sitting in the Cockpit sipping on a Gordon's G&T.
'There's no "being girlie" in the Cockpit.'
There's also no drinking of good drinks in the Cockpit. Fosters, Strongbow, Stella, these are the kinds of things you'll find on tap. High street liquor, that's what you'll find behind the bar. I wasn't even going to risk trying...more
Since everyone is out at the Yelpesque event having fun and I'm sitting at home bleeding after a particularly brutal visit to the dentist, I figured I might as well write a god damn review for a change.
So, most of you wont like the cockpit. It is a dive bar, it is shaped like an isosceles triangle and it serves beer. I like the isosceles triangle, but try to look past my geometric bias on...more